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Prom Night Tips for Parents

Prom night can be stressful for parents. These tips will help you ensure a safe, worry-free evening.

  • Make sure your child has a plan for the evening and that you know it.

  • Work with the school to have food served during the prom.

  • Know all of the "hot spot" destinations.

  • Take stock of the alcohol in your home.

  • Know who is driving — if it's a limo, check their policy on allowing alcohol in the vehicle.

  • Discuss the school's prom rules with your child and the consequences of violating them.

  • Encourage seatbelt use -- the best accessory!

  • Do not rent hotel rooms for prom-goers.

  • Communicate with other parents and school officials.

  • Stay up until your prom-goer returns home.

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